MUMBAI, May 30: Indian shuttler PV Sindhu on Monday said that she is confident of a good performance and will give her 100 percent to clinch a medal at the forthcoming Olympics at Rio de Janeiro be held from August 5-21.
A total of seven Indian shuttlers have made the cut for the Rio Games, eclipsing the previous high of five taking part in the 2012 London Olympics.
Leading the women�s singles category for India will be London Olympics bronze medallist and World No.8 Saina Nehwal alongside No.10 Sindhu.
Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ), a non profitable organisation which has been supporting the athletes for a long time, felicitated a number of athletes here from different disciplines who will represent India at Rio.
�I want to thank OGQ for their constant support, they have been supporting me from when I was 14 years old and now I have come a long way and now I am 20. I will be participating in my first Olympics and I am looking forward to Rio,� Sindhu said at a press conference here.
�I am excited and will give my 100 percent to clinch a medal at the games. Want all of you to support so that we can do even better this time around in the Olympics,� she said.
India�s top air pistol shooter, Heena Sidhu said she is excited to represent the country at the Olympics for the second time after London 2012.
�I am honoured to be here. This will be my second Olympics but seems like I am going for the first time. I am still learning and preparing. OGQ has helped us a lot. I am looking forward to Rio and hope to bring medal for India,� Heena said.
Chess legend Viswanathan Anand, who was present to felicitate the athletes, congratulated them and wished good luck for the forthcoming games.
�It is time for all of us to get excited for the Olympics. I hope this time it is going to be better than the last time and we will win lot more medals this time. I wish all the athletes all the best and hope they will bring more medals this time. We are all supporting them,� Anand said.
Badminton legend Prakash Padukone, a founding member of the OGQ, also hoped that the Indian contingent will bring smiles to the faces of millions back home with an improved performance in Rio.
�The government has spent a lot of money for the athletes. We are all looking forward for an improved performance this time in Rio. I wish all of them the best for the Games and I hope they will do well and improve our medal tally,� Padukone concluded. � IANS